Abstract: In this work, we develop an IPv6 enabled smart building test-bed facility, by combining sensing and communication devices and functionalities. We address the Internet of Things paradigm by using diverse heterogeneous devices such as smartphones, sensor motes, NFC technology and traditional electrical devices, each one serving a specific role in the test-bed facility. Also, we extend a basic actuation component by making it self-aware, in terms of supported resources. Those enhancements allow us to enrich the test-bedís capabilities in terms of M2M communication, portability and decentralization of the actuation process. Finally, we provide a simple smart room scenario for a tunable combination of energy eciency and comfort, which automatically adjusts the roomís light level based on ambient conditions and user preferences and demonstrate the feasibility of our system.
Abstract: In this work, we discuss various aspects of the application of pervasive technologies inside an urban setting. In the last decade we have seen the emergence of a multitude of closely-related pervasive technologies that have only recently started to materialize on a grand scale, such as wireless sensor networks, RFID and NFC. We discuss the arising research challenges associated with such converging fields and we also provide a survey of the state-of-the-art related application scenaria, which we believe set their near-future applied context. Finally, we provide a more analytic discussion on three discrete systems that belong to this category of applications and give insight to the current state-of-the-art work in this field.